Hot dog hideaway: Crozet stand serves all the way
A tucked away space on Three Notch'd Road in Crozet used to house a Subway. Since October, it's serving up dogs instead of subs.
Sam's Hot Dog Stand is a West Virginia franchise founded by former Waynesboro mayor Frank Lucente with the motto, "We do one thing and we do it right."
"It's something that wasn't here," says owner Jeff Mahan. "I was looking for a market niche. And the price point is good in a bad economy."
While other parts of the country have their own wiener traditions, Sam's specialty is the hot dog done the way revered in the South– mustard, onions, chili, and coleslaw– for a pocket-pleasing $1.90.
The chili is a secret Sam's recipe that comes hot or mild. And barbecue is also an option for those not dog inclined.
The best deal? Says Mahan, it's the Hungry Man: three hot dogs, fries, and a drink for $8.20. Or maybe you can share it with a friend.